From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Mon Feb 6 2012 (Updated 02/25/12)
Brown Act Demand to Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane
Mon Feb 6 2012 (Updated 02/25/12)
Selective Cancellation of Oral Communications at Santa Cruz City Council
Update 2/22: Mayor Lane Releases History of Community Contacts

Mayor Don Lane — in the most blatant selective cancellation of Oral Communications yet at City Council — denied Robert Norse and several other speakers public speaking time at the close of the January 24th Santa Cruz City Council meeting. The agenda scheduled that public comment period for the end of the afternoon session. As described in a letter from Norse to Lane, Lane adjourned the meeting rather than allow time for people to speak. Lane has not suggested that he will modify this procedure in future meetings.

Robert Norse, a frequent speaker during Oral Communications, states, "While it is foolish to believe that speaking to the Council generally has any meaningful impact on their votes (even if numbers of people speak), it is still important in my view to insist on the right to do so. Also since the proceedings are televised, one is also speaking to the community. This reality sometimes constrains Council members to explain their actions."

Read more | See also: City Manager and Vice-Mayor Stonewall OSC Activists | imc_photo.gifPolice Raid and Destroy Occupy Santa Cruz Encampment in San Lorenzo Park | Courthouse Steps Now Free Speech-Free at Night; SCPD Threats Downtown; Offices Close
10/21/16 32-Year-Old Man with Garden Rake Deemed Threat, Killed by Santa Cruz Police Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/19/16 NFL Quarterback Kaepernick Inspires Resistance to Mindless Nationalism at Athletic Events Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Anti-War | Education & Student Activism | San Francisco | East Bay | U.S.10/19/16 Despite Interference by Oakland Police, Protesters Marched for Keith Lamont Scott Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay10/10/16 Identity Evropa Leader Operating Out Of CSU Stanislaus, Spreading Fascist Propaganda Front Page | Racial Justice | Education & Student Activism | Arts + Action | Central Valley | San Francisco | California | U.S.10/10/16 Mothers and Fathers Speak Out In SF Against Racist Police Murders and Executions Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | San Francisco10/09/16 Diallo Neal's Mother Continues to Demand Justice for Son Despite Statute of Limitations Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay10/04/16 Bay Area Rallies on International Day in Solidarity with People of Haiti Front Page | Peninsula | California | Haiti | Americas10/04/16 "Bye Libby" Campaign Collecting Signatures for Special Election to Remove Oakland Mayor Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | East Bay | Government & Elections10/02/16 Historic California Law to Rein in Asset Forfeiture Abuse, Paving Way for Other States Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Drug War | California | Government & Elections10/01/16 Timelines Map San Francisco and Hayward Killings by Law Enforcement, 1990 - Present Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | San Francisco | East Bay10/01/16 Legal Victory Overturns Plan to Open 1 Million Acres of California Public Land to Fracking Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: Santa Cruz Indymedia | Government & Elections
Stop police violence in Santa Cruz Free SANTA CRUZ (1 comment) Saturday Oct 22nd 9:52 PM
Big Money Funds Yes on Measure D Campaign in Santa Cruz County via Widening Won't Work Thursday Oct 20th 6:32 PM
Manifesto of Love Free SANTA CRUZ (3 comments) Thursday Oct 20th 1:53 PM
Rain or Shine--Freedom SleepOut #67 Rolls On Keith McHenry (story by Norse) (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 18th 12:53 AM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Plants, Monarchs From Toxic New Pesticide Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday Oct 11th 3:52 PM
Court Rules Former Top CIA Officials Must Be Deposed in Torture Psychologists Lawsuit American Civil Liberties Union Thursday Oct 6th 7:17 PM
Electric cars: Running on child labour? Amnesty International Saturday Oct 1st 2:32 AM
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 Michael Steinberg Thursday Sep 29th 3:02 PM
Groups Call on EPA to Correct Unsupported Claims in Major Fracking Study via Food & Water Watch Wednesday Sep 28th 3:17 PM
Chelsea Manning Punishment for Suicide Attempt is Cruel and Inhumane Amnesty International Saturday Sep 24th 12:46 PM
Leonard Peltier on Solidarity with Standing Rock Leonard Peltier Thursday Sep 22nd 4:59 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
Proposition 57: A Vote For Justice Steve Pleich Sunday Oct 23rd 10:24 AM
CA Transportation Commission Commits $3.1 Million for Land Trust’s Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing via Land Trust of Santa Cruz County Friday Oct 21st 9:35 PM
Fracking and measure Z AutumnSun Friday Oct 21st 11:05 AM
CA Coastal National Monument Expansion: One Step Closer to Reality Surfrider Foundation Thursday Sep 29th 8:20 PM
Leaders host public meeting on expanding the coastal national monument via The Wilderness Society Tuesday Sep 27th 5:42 PM
Leaving Edward Snowden in limbo will be a stain on President Obama’s legacy Amnesty International (1 comment) Saturday Sep 17th 6:07 PM
CEMEX Save Our Coast Surfrider Foundation Saturday Sep 17th 6:01 PM
Where the Vultures Feed Dr Bruce Loisel (7 comments) Tuesday Aug 30th 9:50 AM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]